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Dissertations from 1997

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Redefining region : social construction of region and place in a watershed education partnership., Marsha Alibrandi, Education

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Perspectives of distinguished teaching award winners : personal meanings of teaching., Debra Decker Anderson, Education

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Anger and the learning process : the roles anger plays in learning about sexism., Joan Griswold Anderson, Education

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Evaluation of an experimental distance education course for training teachers as community development agents in rural Bolivia., Eloy Anello, Education

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Classroom climate in middle school eighth grades., Deborah A. Antosca, Education

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The integration of students with disabilities : an analysis of two school districts' special education costs., John D. Barry, Education

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Social cogntive development and transformational leadership : a case study., Phyllis Benay, Education

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Meeting the challenge : pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers identify conditions in school for successful learning., Deborah J. Black, Education

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Prenatal exposure to cocaine and other substances : its effect on newborn behavior and subsequent attachment behavior., Cynthia L. Bombardier, Education

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Preservice teachers' voices : images of teaching and the self., Irena Bozin-Mirkovic, Education

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"Social mirroring" : nine African American artists reflect on their origins through in-depth interviews., Michael E. Coblyn, Education

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Understanding African American students' perceptions of the campus climate at a predominantly white college : a study of student affairs administrators., Susan T. Costa, Education

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Denaturalizing international development education : silence and the new-world dis-order., James A. Cumming, Education

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The social cost of acting "extra" : dilemmas of student identity and academic success in post-colonial Papua New Guinea., Peter Wells Demerath, Education

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Puerto Rican first and second generation single parent shared child-rearing practices : relationship with the extended family., Henry J. East-Trou, Education

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A writing box for every child : changing strategies for teaching writing in a first and second grade classroom., Sharon A. Edwards, Education

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"I am more who I am here than I am anywhere" : an ethnographic study of the influences of safety and connection on the co-constructions of gender and sexual orientation identities in adolescents in small groups., Sally S. Fleischmann Ember, Education

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The meaning of foregoing motherhood in the context of a nontraditional identity : a phenomenological exploration., Elizabeth Ann Feeney, Education

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The experiences of language minority students in mainstream English classes in United States public high schools : a study through in-depth interviewing., John Gabriel, Education

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Testing the systems model in Mexican distance education : the case of the Virtual University at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey., Luis Galarza Pérez, Education

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The meaning of development : African women speak., Barbara Anne Gardner, Education

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Peer group talk in a language arts classroom : an ethnographic study of Hawaiian adolescents., Theresa A. Gnatek, Education

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"I love to read!" : self-selection as the driving force of a reading program for middle school students., Virginia M. Goncalo, Education

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Participation by students in the senior class day show as part of the extra-curriculum at an urban high school : a case study., H. Elaine Halkopoulos, Education

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Starting right : diagnosing institutional readiness to engage in successful strategic planning., Bryan C. Harvey, Education

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The socialization of adolescent youth in conflict : crossing texts, crossing contexts, crossing the line., Valerie R. Haugen, Education

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Positioning, power and the construction of knowledge in groupwork in a graduate second language teacher education course., Margaret R. Hawkins, Education

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Multicultural teacher preparation : experiences that affect the perceptions and behaviors of teachers in their ability to embrace diversity., Maxine Headley-Howell, Education

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In their own voice : a study of preservice early childhood and elementary teachers reconstructing their beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics., Barbara D. Henriques, Education

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Individual and group choices of criteria identifying effective multicultural pupil personnel service delivery systems., William Hickey, Education

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Autobiographical writing as part of therapy : a tool for self-understanding and change., Jennifer Iré, Education

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Redefining classroom authority : a dance among strangers., Mary T. Jeannot, Education

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An assessment of the infusion of critical thinking skills into content instruction., Irene Sherry Kaplan, Education

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(Semi-)interactive video, computer-assisted language learning and second language/culture acquisition : a case of Spanish, French and English as a second language., Keyvan Karbasioun, Education

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Experiences of gay and lesbian educators who work in Massachusetts schools participating in the Safe Schools Program., Elizabeth Anne Knowles, Education

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An evaluation of update : a study of the effect of participation in a teacher enhancement program on secondary physics instruction., John H. Kudukey, Education

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Case studies of the pedagogical content knowledge development of concept-oriented teachers., Rebecca C. Langrall, Education

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Voices that matter : a phenomenological interviewing study of minority preservice teachers., Diane Crawley Lorenzo, Education

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A model for the planning of a school-based staff development program at an urban high school., Anthony J. Lori, Education

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The impact of potential marriage and family on women's career decisions : an analysis of women in traditional and nontraditional fields., Deborah J. Marron, Education

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Environmental education : a hands-on approach to explore environmental issues in Puerto Rico with emphasis on endangered species., Carmen M. Martínez Rivera, Education

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A study of the perceptions of faculty and administrators at Beijing University on the relative importance of research and undergraduate teaching., Zhen Ma, Education

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An examination of the experiences and coping strategies of African students at predominantly white institutions of higher education in the United States., Georgina Chizoba Nebedum-Ezeh, Education

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Accuracy of parameter estimation in polytomous IRT models., Chung Park, Education

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Combating racism toward and among African American females in public education administration through the use of networking., Doretha Pressey, Education

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Can a high school profile predict success for women returning to education?, Sandra J. Price, Education

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School computer policies and student computer access and use in schools., David Aaron Raker, Education

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Transforming the paradigm for crafting acceptable use policy : managing the electronic commons., Robert A. Reilly, Education

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An exploratory study of experienced bilingual-bicultural elementary teachers in an urban setting reflecting on their earlier classroom management practices., Monserrate Reyes, Education

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A study of the role and accomplishment of selected urban school councils in pursuing the goals of education reform in Massachusetts., Bryant Robinson, Education

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Whose oppression is this? : participatory research with Cambodian refugee women after repatriation., Phyllis Robinson, Education

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Deep story : an investigation of the use of the embodied voice in the treatment of traumatic memory., Molly. Scott, Education

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Small sample IRT item parameter estimates., Hari Setiadi, Education

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Entrepreneurial education for the unemployed : a case study., Victoria Singer, Education

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Women's acquisition of literacy skills and health knowledge in Nepal : a comparative study of non-formal education approaches., Cristine A. Smith, Education

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The current behavior inventory : examining reliability, validity, and the effect of likeability., Sandra-Leigh Sprecker, Education

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Equating tests under the generalized partial credit model., Nonny Swediati, Education

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High school physical education : a place to compete not necessarily a place to learn., Karen L. Sykes, Education

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A study of the educational programs serving three children with severe special needs., Lorri Ventura, Education

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Persistence : a qualitative inquiry exploring factors relating to four year degree completion rates of African American males from traditionally white institutions of higher learning., Robert W. White, Education

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Program evaluation of a therapeutic humor training workshop., Ernest E. Yonkovitz, Education

Dissertations from 1996

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The perceived influences that prompt teachers to initiate changes in curriculum and instruction., Sylvia H. Abar, Education

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The effects of student perception of parental involvement on student achievement., Francis E. Antosca, Education

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The significance of housing for parents and children in poverty., Sheridan N. Bartlett, Education

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The teacher called mommy : a qualitative study of the experience and meaning of teaching one's own child in an early childhood setting., Dorothy A. Bauer, Education

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"No one asked, no one told me" : the impact of incest on women's work and career., LeslieBeth Berger, Education

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Profiles of practice : the reflections of White student affairs practitioners engaged in the practice of race awareness education., Donna M. Bourassa, Education

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The individual as a site of struggle : subjectivity, writing, and the gender order., Kaitlin A. Briggs, Education

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A secondary business education school-to-work partnership : experience of participants., Barbara Dunn Brodeur, Education

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An analysis of student programmatic delays in postsecondary flight training programs : a national study., Jon L. Bryan, Education

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Foreign students in Japan : a qualitative study of interpersonal relations between North American university exchange students and their Japanese hosts., Patrick Dean Burns, Education

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Study of the achieving styles of Massachusetts middle and high school principals to determine which styles they are using to implement the mandates of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act., Gabrielle Marya Charest, Education

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Women as center : the process of an alternative development paradigm for the eastern Caribbean, Alexandrina Deschamps, Education

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A study of Massachusetts elementary principals' knowledge and attitudes toward their leadership role in building based change., Linda E. Driscoll, Education

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Testifying on racism : African American educators, racial identity and anti-racism professional development in schools., Paula R. Elliott, Education

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Empowerment through place : the chapel at Concord Academy as participatory architecture, education, & experience., Daria Bolton Fisk, Education

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A framework for successful transitional programs for homeless women with children : education, employment training, and support services., Judy Kay Flohr, Education

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The education of retail managers through management training programs in apparel retail organizations., Irene M. Foster, Education

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Constructions of parental authority : comparison and contrast of authoritative parenting, 1968 and 1995., Joan Friebely, Education

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Missed opportunities for negotiating cultural and personal meaning in language classroom : an ethnographic study of Chinese language classes., Haiyan Fu, Education

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White identity development in a sociology class : an inquiry into White students' understanding of racial identity, race, and racism., Cynthia Gallagher, Education

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The effectiveness of partnership approach in community development., Daniel Shea Gerber, Education

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Work/family planning : an exploratory investigation of the 100 best companies for working mothers., Elizabeth Anne Gilbert, Education

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The perceptions and experience of Black students in higher education : looking at the notion of "welcome"., Julie Anne Green, Education

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Introducing body movement/relaxation awareness in an urban elementary school : a case study in school improvement., Ethel B. Grossman, Education

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The relationship of somatic awareness to creative process : an experiential phenomenological study., Jeannine D. Haas, Education

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A new spirit rising among us : urban youth environmental activists., Deborah Leta Habib, Education

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Christian women's organizations in Zimbabwe : facilitating women's participation in development through advocacy and education., Barbara Jean Huff, Education

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The effects of storytelling and pretend play on cognitive processes, short-term and long-term narrative recall., Sook-Yi Kim, Education

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Alternative conceptions held by adults on the concept of decomposition and the cyclic nature of matter., Elizabethann A. Koscher, Education

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Psychosocial community education and war trauma : conceptual issues and case of Central American mental health workers., Mishy, Lesser, Education

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Factors influencing creativity in top executives., Lynne C. Levesque, Education

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A qualitative study of infants' responses to picture book reading in a day care setting., Chun-Mei Liao, Education

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Views of mathematics of women restarting their education : looking for safety in numbers., Susan H. MacLeod, Education

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Directions for reform : perceptions of Indonesian students towards English language curricula., Jeanne Yanita Martani, Education

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A case study of a mentoring program in an urban middle school., Robert Martin, Education